Backyard Forest Field Day


When: Saturday, June 29, 2019

            9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Where: Squaw Creek Park (map)

             Marion, Iowa

             Meet at the Equestrian Trailhead (1801 Big Bluestem Circle) 
             Rain location is on Bald Eagle Drive in the park



As invasive species crowd out vital native plants, it’s more important than ever to manage your backyard forest.


Join Trees Forever, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Linn County Conservation for a field day in Squaw Creek. Workshop sessions include Invasive Species Plant Identification, Prescribed Fire, Establishing Prairie for, and Wildlife and Water Quality. Click here to see the comprehensive agenda.


Learn from experts including District Forester Mark Vitosh! Vitosh has been a forester for three decades and works hard to assist private landowners and communities in managing their forests.


In the event of rain, we will move to the shop for indoor presentations. Please bring a lawn chair.


There is a $10 registration fee per person.


Please register below by June 27.


Linn County Conservation has worked hard to remove many invasive plants in Squaw Creek Park. Learn how they used this Fecon machine to remove autumn olive and honeysuckle.


Contact Aaron Brewer



Sponsored by

Linn County Conservation and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Thank you!